TOEFL Essay Topic 11 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Universities should give the same amount of money to their students` sports activities as they give to their university libraries. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
To spent more money on libraries or on sports facilities is something of dilemma to the university because sports is
To spent more money on libraries or on sports facilities is something of dilemma to the university because sports is a great way for student to entertain and to learn teamwork, but the fund that university have is limited. In my point of view, university should absolutely give more money to their libraries.
First of all, why students attend to university is for learning knowledge but not for entertain or exercise. In university, not only can students learn from their professor but also can learn from libraries by themselves. And to complete their courses, they always need additional materials excepts their textbooks. University libraries are a good place to find them. And sometimes students’ dorm is too noise to study, but libraries are always a quiet place to study. So to learn knowledge, libraries are more important than sports facilities. Should university give more money to their libraries to help students study? The answer is quite clear.
The second reason for my opinion is that students spent more time in libraries than in sports facilities. It is obvious that to complete their courses, students have to spend more time on study than on exercise. Should university give more money to their libraries to make the environment of libraries more comfortable and more attractive? The answer is also clear.
Furthermore, to setup and operation of libraries is more expensive than sports facilities. Libraries need comfortable environment, abundant books and many up to date materials. And libraries need open a long time everyday especially before examinations. The operation cost is a large amount of money too. If university spent more money on sports facilities, their libraries has to reduce the amount of books, update materials less frequently, short the opening time, etc. all of these will be harmful for students study.
Of course, I don’t want to state that university should give no money on sports facilities. But it should meet the demand of libraries at first before it invests in sports facilities.
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